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  • Day1362

    USA Tour - New York

    December 4 in the United States

    I took the subway with Ted today into New York from Brooklyn as I wasn’t sure where to go, he suggested getting off with him by the Chrysler Building as I can work my way downtown from there. He then took me to Grand Central Station - it was insane and much bigger than I expected but from the outside it looks small. It was cool being in such an iconic place but people where just going about their day. There was also 2 markets in there which I didn’t expect to see at all so that was a nice added surprise!

    After I left Ted I walked across town then to the Rockefeller centre - I had to go do ‘top of the rock’ it’s something I’d always wanted to do and it didn’t disappoint! But before I went up I walked around the nbc studios and all the stores inside which was quite Novel. I bought my ticket for top of the rock and I had an hour to kill so I did what anyone else would do.... I went for a bevvy. Found a place called Sean’s which was just around the corner and I had one of their own brews which wasn’t bad - although what they call a pilsner and what I think A pilsner is are completely different!

    After my drink I make my way back to the Rockefeller centre to go up to the observation deck - UN FUCKING REAL! Manhattan looks amazing from up here (it helped that it was such a clear day) I had perfect views over Central Park and downtown Manhattan. It was worth the $40 to go up. I’d pay it again in a heartbeat. Probably my second favourite thing I did in NYC after seeing the Rockefeller tree!

    My dad told me I had to send him a photo of the Flatiron Building so I had to trek to there from the Rockefeller centre - I could of just got the subway but I do prefer to walk! I actually liked the flatiron district it was a lot less hassle and much quieter than anywhere else in NYC, some of the architecture was quite cool too!

    I made my way to Wall Street after visiting the flatiron district as it wasn’t too far away - literally fuck all there but I suppose I can say I’ve seen it.

    I visited the WTC memorial after Wall Street. It was really sad but I think they’ve done an amazing job with the memorial and the waterfalls are a nice touch to the whole thing. The new trade centre is an awesome building right next to the old site which pierces the sky.

    I visited Staten Island after here but my phone died so I couldn’t take any photos Hahahahaha. Managed to find my way back to Brooklyn after walking the entire length and breadth of the city
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  • Day3

    Seriously can something go right for us?

    October 23 in the United States

    We were feeling pretty defeated in the morning and to be honest we woke up with zero plans for the day. So we had a lazy morning, did our washing and chilled for a bit. Around lunchtime we decide to head out and have what America does best, a dirty brunch and go to Johny's Luncheonette. Will went with his work colleagues previously and said its an experience that I need in my life. So all ready and about to head out I hear a cry of help coming from the bathroom. I ran in and the whole place was flooding. The toilet was blocked and it was overflowing everywhere. We panicked for 30 seconds with not a clue what to do before I realised I remember seeing a plunger and eventually was able to stop the water. We were able to clear the water quite quickly and bleached everything. Just as we finished up we heard the doorbell ring... again our hearts began to race... I answered the door and the maintenance guy said there was a leak downstairs! We explained what had happened and he seemed pretry calm and just said OK that's fine and walked off. PHEW!! After discussing this with Luke and a few others it seems this is quite common in Manhattan!

    It was now pretry late and our brunch turned into a high tea, but we went to Johny's Luncheonette anyway. And wow... It was an experience... But I would NEVER take anyone there again. Although the place was clean, it was a true American dirty diner experience. No one needs to eat that much food...

    Full, slightly greasy and dehydrated we went to the 9-11 Memorial Museum which has free entry after 5pm,all you have to do is queue early, get a ticket for a time slot and then queue for the time slot. Have I mentioned that it's FREEZING here. So waiting in a queue for 2 hours was not my ideal, but the time eventually passed and we got in. Having been to quite a few heart tugging museums now I wasn't really sure what to think of it. The people's stories were very overwhelming and powerful but overall, maybe because it was so busy, I didn't quite feel the emotion I have felt in others eg Budapest and Vietnam, but still definitely worth going.

    Having not quite completed our steps yet we meandered around the area for while before heading home and having a spaghetti Carbonara for dinner 😊
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  • Day6

    New York - World Trade Center

    November 16 in the United States

    Text “World Trade Center” ....

    Wir sind gegen 15:00 auf die Aussichtsplattform hoch gefahren und sind dann bis zur Dunkelheit oben geblieben, um Manhattan bei Nacht zu sehen. Danach direkt unterhalb des World Trade Centers in die Subway and straight “home”.

    In der Subway trifft man dann alle “Charactere” und gescheiterten Existenzen, die so ein Multikultu Stadt im Angebot hat.

    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day8

    2018_11 New York - Manhatten Süd

    November 18 in the United States

    Heute sind wir weiter am Hudson River ab Pier 32 bis zur Südspitze von Manhattan gewandert. Dabei bieten sich einem grandiose Aussichten auf das World Trade Center und angrenzende Hochhäuser. Es gibt einen wunderschönen Autofreien Bereich der von Wanderern und vielen Joggern gleichermassen genutzt wird.

    Danach sind wir noch um die Südspitze von Manhattan rum in Richtung “Brooklyn Bridge”. Dann quer durch Manhattan zum World Trade Center “Memorial North Pool” und “Memorial South Pool”. Letztlich waren es wieder 10 km.

    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day18

    Oculus (NYC)

    August 15 in the United States

    Direkt am Ground Zero ist ein neuer „Jahrhundertbahnhof“ entstanden, eine Art neue „Grand Central Station“, ein Verkehrsknotenpunkt.
    Von außen erinnert das Ganze an eine Tierfigur, im Interne ließt man Beschreibungen wie „Gürteltier“, „Vogel“, „Truthahn“, „Phönix“ oder „Adler“, für mich ist und bleibt es ein „weißer Mantarochen“ 😂Read more

  • Day2

    Hudson River, World Trade Center

    October 4 in the United States

    Entlang der Piers am Hudson River habe ich mich auf den Weg Richtung World Trade Center gemacht.

  • Day2

    NY Sightseeing

    August 18 in the United States

    Heute, an unserem vollen Tag in NY, war nach dem Frühstück = Sightseeing angesagt 👌🏻

    Zuerst ging es mit dem City-Sightseeing-Bus on Tour, danach stand das 9/11-Memorial und das One World Observatory auf dem Programm. Mit dem Aufzug ging es im One World Observatory in ca. 30 Sekunden in das 102. Stockwerk in 406 Metern. Das One World Observatory ist mit 541 Metern das höchste Gebäude von New York. Wir hatten eine atemberaubenden Ausblick über die riesengroße Stadt, die Freiheitsstatue 🗽 und andere Wolkenkratzer.
    Danach ging es mit der Fähre nach Staten Island, vorbei an der Freiheitsstatue und wieder zurück. Anschliessend an den Peers entlang zu Fuß zur Brooklyn-Bridge und mit dem City-Sightseeing-Bus u.a. am Trump Tower, dem German House und dem Rockefeller vorbei, wieder zurück zum Times Square, wo wir einen wunderschönen, erlebnisreichen Tag ausklingen ließen.

    Sehr beeindruckend fanden wir am heutigen Tage das One World Observatory - diese Aussicht, diese Faszination, einfach unbeschreiblich ...
    Tief bewegt standen wir auch vor dem 9/11-Memorial. Die Gedenkstätten, die als künstliche Wasserfälle angelegt sind, und ringsum die Namen der Opfer des 11. September tragen, empfanden wir als sehr berührend und total überwältigend ... Es herrschte dort eine ganz besondere Stimmung - einfach wunderschön...
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